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Father of the Groom Rehearsal Dinner Speech
Rehearsal Dinner Remarks by Father of the Groom
If your son's wedding is approaching and you're pondering what you will say at the rehearsal dinner, here's a sample to help get you started. Writing your remarks out ahead of time in case you lose your train of thought or forget someone's name is recommended.
Thank you for your attention for a moment.
Thea and I welcome the Masters and Denton families and friends. Thank you all for coming to share this happy occasion.
Thea and I and many of our family and friends have come to know and love Mara during the past two years or so. The better we got know her the more we liked her...and the more we hoped this day would come. So, we're very happy to welcome Mara as a member of our family tomorrow.
Our son, Pete, was indeed fortunate when he met Mara three years ago in Duluth. We've gotten to know Mara pretty well since then. And we're sure they are a good match for each other.
They're both kind and generous people. Their families are important to them. They are both bright and well-educated. And they both have solid values. And they appear to me to be very much in love. And they both are gainfully employed!
Thea and I very much appreciated the warm welcome from Leila and Porter and their many friends here in Dallas at Mara and Pete's engagement party last February. Our reservations about spending two days with people from George Bush country disappeared quickly once we were here. It was a most enjoyable occasion, and all the friends at the party made it clear to us what a fine family the Masters are.
Tomorrow Mara's family will grow bigger. She will then have 38 additional relatives.. Twenty-one of them are here tonight. I want to thank them all for joining Mara and Pete on this important occasion and introduce them to everyone.
But first I want to introduce Mara's family---
Her parents, Leila and Porter Masters
Her brother, Shane
And her uncles and aunts,
Martin and Robin Masters
Charles and Rosa Masters
And now Mara's new relatives
First, a new brother and sister
Edward and Samantha Denton
Eight aunts and uncles, all of whom are here
Gerald and Katherine Smithson
Nanette Denton Miller
Thomas and Darlene Denton
Sixteen new cousins
Arlo Miller and his wife Sally
Molly Wilson Bingham and
Margo Lawrence Burton, and
And, finally, 14 second cousins of whom three are here tonight
Angie Adams and her brother and sister-in-law
Bill Adams and his wife Josie.
Nearly all of these members of our family have already had the opportunity to meet Mara at least once and every one has expressed the feeling that we are fortunate to have her as the newest member of our family and that Pete is a very lucky man indeed.
Many of you have traveled a long way. We thank everyone for joining us on this solemn and happy occasion.
Let's all raise our glasses for a toast to the bride and the groom for a long and happy marriage.
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The father of the groom rehearsal dinner speech is heard at least a week before a wedding. This is the time when all the members of the entourage rehearse their walks and roles for the occasion.